I’m a Navy wife, mother of two, counselor-on-hold, and scholar of the world, patriot, objectivist, supporter of freedom and individual rights, and overall concerned citizen of these United States of America. Originally from Michigan, I currently reside in Melbourne, FL, but have spent brief stints in multiple locations all along the coasts of the U.S.A. I hold a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida. My primary focus has been on child, adolescent and family therapy, with a majority of experience in the substance abuse field. I’ve put all that on hold to throw myself whole-heartedly into raising my children until they reach school age. I think that family is important and so is education. That’s why I write this blog…to share my experiences and expertise with the rest of the world and hopefully learn from them, as well.
I’ve spent most of my life fairly immune to the political scene. The election of 2008 brought into much clearer focus for me that threats still do exist to our freedom and the American way of life. I’ve always considered myself an independent voter, but, after much research, identify most closely with the Libertarian party.
I’m your typical run-of-the-mill fiscal conservative, social liberal. I believe in small government, which means maximum freedom, minimum government interference. I believe in the people’s rights to earn their money and spend it how they see fit. I believe that debt is bad and should be avoided whenever possible. I believe in charity and helping my fellow-man, but believe that government does not play a role in that process. I believe in hard work and natural consequences. I believe in equal rights for all people, but do not believe that all people are equal in their abilities. I support gay marriage from a legal standpoint, but respect the churches’ rights to refrain from endorsing such a union. I’m pro-choice, but anti-abortion. I believe in protecting our natural resources and using them responsibly, but don’t live in fear that the polar ice caps will melt any day, submerging the entire state of Florida and causing mass chaos. I believe in logic and reason and DO NOT buy into the politics of guilt or fear.
Just recently, I registered with the Republican Party (for the first time in my life), because I want a say, not just in who gets elected, but in which candidates are put forward in the general election. I feel that the Democratic Party has swung too far left to have any hope of influencing them in the near future. I also consider fiscal issues to be much more important at this point in time, given our current economic situation. There are points that I disagree with from both major parties, but mainly I disagree with the way “business” is conducted in Washington D.C., in general. I believe that too many policies are being pushed forward, by both sides, which are counterproductive to a thriving, successful society. I believe that too many “deals” are made, too many policies hidden inside other policies. I believe that the federal government has stepped outside of the realm of powers that were intended to them in our Constitution.
I think that many people have become overwhelmed with politics today and have lost their sense of control over the situation. I hope that by coming together and sharing our commonsense views of modern American policy, we will be able to reassert some control over our own lives. I plan to offer my thoughts and opinions as often as possible, and hopefully to put a psychological spin on it, that will help people relate to the information on a real-life, personal level.
It’s not rocket science, after all. It’s actually very basic psychology.
For more info about where I stand in the political spectrum, watch this brief video: